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Course Syllabus: Aquariums for Fish

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Course Description

Aquariums are a good alternative to keeping other house pets particularly in small spaces or those that restrict conventional pets. There are many things to consider when setting up an aquarium for the first time. One must consider the amount of time and money that will be spent on fish, their care, equipment and supplies. The type of
fish is also a factor as saltwater fish and freshwater fish are quite different in price, temperament and the level of care required. However, maintaining an aquarium takes less time and money than a traditional house pet and can bring many hours of education and pleasure to the entire family.

This course relies on experienced aquarists who give their advice on the proper way to start and maintain a healthy aquarium sure to bring years of enjoyment to its owners and their families.

Course Requirements

At least a high school reading and writing educational level is required.

Course Goals


Lesson 1: Basics

Lesson 2: Appropriate Placement and Equipment

Lesson 3: Aquarium Care

Lesson 4: Introducing and Caring for Saltwater Fish

Lesson 5: Introducing and Caring for Freshwater Fish

Lesson 6: Selecting Appropriate Fish

Lesson 7: Common Fish Diseases

Lesson 8: Fish Health

Lesson 9: Common Aquarium Mistakes

Lesson 10: Recommended Reading and Sources

Course Materials

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Grading Policy

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know appropriate placement and equipment for aquariums.
  • Describe aquarium care.
  • Describe caring for saltwater fish.
  • Know caring for freshwater fish.
  • Describe selecting appropriate fish for your aquarium.
  • Know common fish diseases.
  • Know common aquarium mistakes, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Assignment1
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Assignment1
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment1
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
The Final Exam30
Total Points:135

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